Self-Concept Clarity

Perspectives on Assessment, Research, and Applications

Editors: Lodi-Smith, Jennifer, DeMarree, Kenneth G. (Eds.)

    • Pulls together the extant literature in one place for the first time while mapping important theoretical models and future directions for the field
    • Provides a detailed examination of what self-concept clarity is and how it is measured
    • Examines the correlates of self-concept clarity that make it a core marker of healthy adult functioning
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About this book

This welcome resource traces the evolution of self-concept clarity and brings together diverse strands of research on this important and still-developing construct. Locating self-concept clarity within current models of personality, identity, and the self, expert contributors define the construct and its critical roles in both individual and collective identity and functioning. The book examines commonly-used measures for assessing clarity, particularly in relation to the more widely understood concept of self-esteem, with recommendations for best practices in assessment. In addition, a wealth of current data highlights the links between self-concept clarity and major areas of mental wellness and dysfunction, from adaptation and leadership to body image issues and schizophrenia. Along the way, it outlines important future directions in research on self-concept clarity.  

Included in the coverage:

  • Situating self-concept clarity in the landscape of personality.
  • Development of self-concept clarity across the lifespan.
  • Self-concept clarity and romantic relationships.
  • Who am I and why does it matter? Linking personal identity and self-concept clarity.
  • Consequences of self-concept clarity for well-being and motivation.
  • Self-concept clarity and psychopathology.           

Self-Concept Clarity fills varied theoretical, empirical, and practical needs across mental health fields, and will enhance the work of academics, psychologists interested in the construct as an area of research, and clinicians working with clients struggling with developing and improving their self-concept clarity.         

About the authors

Jenn Lodi-Smith is an assistant professor of psychology at Canisius College. Her work examines the development of identity content and metacognitive evaluation in adulthood. She is the author of two of the first manuscripts investigating the development of self-concept clarity in adulthood. Dr. Lodi-Smith has an active program of research regarding the patterns, mechanisms, and outcomes self-concept clarity development both in typical adults and in adolescents and adults with high functioning autism spectrum diagnoses.

 

Kenneth G. DeMarree is an assistant professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo.  His work examines metacognitive processes across multiple domains, including attitudes and persuasion, the self, and mental health.  His most relevant work to this proposal has examined the metacognitive and structural features of one’s self-conceptions and self-evaluation that affect the impact that one’s self-conceptions have on judgment and behavior and that predict the likelihood that one’s self-conceptions will be malleable.  

Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71547-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71546-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Self-Concept Clarity
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on Assessment, Research, and Applications
Editors
  • Jennifer Lodi-Smith
  • Kenneth G. DeMarree
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71547-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71547-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71546-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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